14" Tall, Polished Chevron Amethyst Obelisk

This is a 14" tall, polished obelisk made out of "dream" amethyst. It weighs about 8 1/2lbs and is a truly stunning display piece.

Note: There is a section chip out of side at the base, but depending on how the obelisk is displayed it may not be visible.

Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz (SiO2) and owes its violet color to natural irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. It’s considered a semi-precious gemstone, and just two centuries ago was considered to have a value on par with diamonds, sapphires and rubies. The largest, and best known amethyst deposit occur in southern Brazil and Uruguay but many localities around the world produce an amazing variety of amethyst crystals and formations.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Amethyst
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
14.2" tall, 4" wide, 8 1/2 lbs
ITEM
#111903